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By PAUL J YOUNG
Special to Anza Valley Outlook 

County board splits on state prospective power shutoff issue

 

Last updated 8/8/2019 at 3:45pm



A divided Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to refrain from taking any immediate steps to address impacts of the state’s “public safety power shutoff” policy, which authorizes utilities to implement blackouts to mitigate wildfire risks, based on a request from Southern California Edison.

“We are the largest utility and taxpayer in the county,” SCE spokesman Jeremy Goldman said to the board during a hearing Tuesday, July 23, on the proposal by Supervisors Jeff Hewitt and Manuel Perez. “Let’s delay this so we can continue dialogue.”

Hewitt and Perez expressed conce...



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